Vietnamese Proficiency Test in 2020

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I. TIME: Vietnamese Studies and Language Faculty (VSL) holds the Vietnamese Proficiency Test on the last Thursday of every two months in February, April, June, August, October, and December.

Testing date in February: 27/02/2020 Testing date in August: 27/08/2020
Testing date in April: 23/04/2020 Testing date in October: 29/10/2020
Testing date in June: 25/06/2020 Testing date in December: 31/12/2020
  • Morning: Tests on Listening, Reading, and Writing start from 8:30 am to 11:30 am. Examinees must arrive at Faculty at 8:15 am;
  • Afternoon: Test on Speaking starts from 13:30 pm;
  • Examination room: Hall B, Vietnamese Studies and Language Faculty, 75 B7 Bis Tran Dai Nghia Street, Bach Khoa Ward, Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi;

II. TESTING GUIDE:

Listening
  • Part 1: Choose the correct answer for a question or a situation;
  • Part 2, 3, 4: Choose the correct answer for a conversation or a paragraph;
  • *Note: The audio plays once only.
Reading Choose the correct answers for short paragraphs. There are 40 questions for the Reading test.
Speaking
  • Part 1: Answer short questions;
  • Part 2: Choose one from two options and explain the reason;
  • Part 3: Give a presentation on general or academic topic with suggested or examinees’ ideas (at the end of Part 3, there are some discussion questions related to the topic);
Writing
  • Part 1: Listen and fill in the blank (there are 20 blanks);
  • Part 2: Reply to a letter;
  • Part 3: Write a short paragraph about a topic;

III. BAND SCORES:

From 1.0 ~ 1.5 Level 1 (A1)
From 2.0 ~ 3.5 Level 2 (A2)
From 4.0 ~ 5.5 Level 3 (B1)
From 6.0 ~ 7.0 Level 4 (B2)
From 7.5 ~ 8.5 Level 5 (C1)
From 9.0 ~10.0 Level 6 (C2)

IV. HOW TO REGISTER:

Examinees need to prepare the following documents:

  1. Photocopy of the first page of your passport;
  2. Test fee: 3,000,000 VND (non-VSL students), 1,500,000 VND (VSL students who have studied more than 60 hours);

Note: Examinees must register at least 1 week before the testing date.